Park It Here, There, Where-ever…Jimmy John’s Parking Failure
Park It (Where?)
In the new series on bicycle parking at area businesses, we have the first poor and ugly-a zero on the matrix-ouch. Jimmy John’s at the strip mall on Front St. has absolutely nothing in the way of bicycle parking. There isn’t even a pole near-by, let alone a bicycle rack.
In their defense, the entire strip mall is under the same condition. My guess, to make a change a request to the property owner needs to occur. Anyone know who that might be? The City’s tax parcel map reveals it to be the Shaw Investment Co. and a quick perusal of the web reveals little information.
My suggestion for the owner, as there is little space not devoted to cars here, use a parking spot in front of the Thai Cafe (next door) for on street/parking lot bike rack. Or, a creative solution might be something less than perfect, but something, like they did at a Jimmy John’s in Grand Rapids shown in the picture to the right.
Again, below is a matrix for evaluating bicycle parking at businesses. Eventually, I’ll create a simple request form for people on bicycles to leave with businesses in need of bicycle parking. For now, we judge. And at Jimmy John’s, park at your own risk…luckily, they serve the fastest sandwich I’ve ever seen.
- San Francisco Bike Parking Law: City May Require Businesses To Allow Bikes Inside (huffingtonpost.com)
- Bicycle Parking Lots (whatthedutch.wordpress.com)